Non Adjustable gastric band

At the end of the 1970s, several surgical approaches were developed with the common goal of limiting food intake without disrupting gastro intestinal tract continuity. In 1978, by open procedure, a non-adjustable band (2 cm Marlex mesh) was placed around the upper part of the stomach. The early 1980s saw additional developments, when Kuxmack (United States), Frydenberg (Australia), Naslund (Sweden), Molina and Oria (United States), and Kolle (Norway) began implanting Gastric Bands that were non adjustable and were made from a variety of different materials, including gore tex, silicone covered mesh, dacron vascular prosthesis, and marlex mesh, among others. Subsequently, Bashour developed a 10.5 cm polypropylene gastro clip having a fixed 1.25 cm stoma and a 50cc pouch, which was later abandoned due to high rates of gastric erosion. All these early attempts at restriction using clips, bands, and meshes demonstrated a high failure rate due to difficulty in achieving intractable vomiting and pouch dilatation, food tolerance, erosion, stomach slipping, and correct stomach pouch diameter. In spite of these difficulties, however, an important ancillary observation was made in that the best tolerated material for a gastric device was determined to be silicone, with far fewer tissue reactions and adhesions than other materials. Nonetheless, adjustability became the object of these early pioneers.

However, the non adjustable gastric band remains another option of Gastric Band surgery. Adjustable bands can change the size of the restriction that allows the food to move to your lower stomach. The non adjustable gastric band, however, will be set at one particular size and will remain that size while you lose weight. The non adjustable Gastric Band uses is a one centimetre Silicone band. This gastric band is then set to surround the upper part of your stomach. This will then create a pouch out of the upper stomach. This stays on the stomach until the weight is lost. After the weight is lost, the Gastric Band is removed. With an adjustable Gastric Band you have a tube that goes to your stomach and adds or takes away fluid from the band as needed. This controls the gap between the upper and lower stomach. The non adjustable Gastric Banding procedure has got several advantages and disadvantages. Those who get this done are known to have shorter hospital stays and not as many side effects. However, it may also cause complications be cause the band is not adjustable.

It is easier for the band to slip or erode in the stomach. After the Gastric Band surgery is over, it also may need to be reversed or revised. A non adjustable Gastric Band system may not be able to adapt to the banding as a change, causing a hernia or gastric perforation. This is another option to consider if you don’t want an adjustable band, but feel that using a band is necessary for your weight loss surgery. You will have a variety of possibilities during and after your surgery to help with weight loss by using a non adjustable bandage for your surgery. Knowing what non adjustable band is, as well as what the advantages and problems are with them will add to what you ultimately decide to do about your weight loss surgery.

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